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An Investigation on the Cultural Contents in College English Textbooks 关于大学英语教材文化内容的研究 云南中医学院 刘 燕 波. A Brief Introduction. One Introduction Two Literature Review Three Research Methodology Four Findings and Discussions Five Conclusion.
云南中医学院 刘 燕 波
Two Literature Review
Three Research Methodology
Four Findings and Discussions
1)English as an International Language
2)Inter-cultural Communication (ICC)
3)The Requirements for College Eng. Curriculum
4)The Circumstances of the College Ss’ Culture Learning
5) Significance of the Study and the Research Questions
English has become an International Language.
The basic function of English enables users in all countries to communicate their ideas and cultures with each other.
Thus, how to include cultural contents (both Ch. & Eng. cultures) in the CEFC and how to meet the students’ cultural needs call for exploration.
How you use language, nonverbal behavior and how you relate to others;
Shape the relationship with family and friends;
Provide with the perception of communicating in a variety of social situations.
e.g. The Chinese put dogs in their ovens and the westerners on their couches and beds.
Thanks to lang., influenced and shaped by culture, is the keystone of culture.
So when Ss learn lang. they learn its culture. Lang. is the carrier of the Culture.
The Eng. T Reform & College Eng. Curriculum Requirements demand students not only study language knowledge, but develop the four skills and ICC.
In Eng. class, Because Band-4 or 6
filled Grammar and test.
In College Eng. Textbooks
Few, Chinese Culture
Most, Eng. Culture
Result, cannot communicate with native culture effectively.
So, investigating cultural contents in Eng. textbooks, aim of my study
(1) Is there any imbalance of cultural contents in current English textbooks for college students in China?
(2) If there is, what kind of English and Chinese cultural contents do college students need in their English textbooks in the Chinese environment?
For English Learning Teaching
College Eng. is not a lang. course that provides basic knowledge about Eng., a capacity enhancement course that helps Ss. to broaden their horizons and learn about different cultures in the world. When designing the Syllabus and College Eng. Courses, therefore, it is necessary to take into full consideration the development of Ss’ cultural capacity and the teaching of knowledge about different cultures in the world.
"Diamonds from the two countries can cut a jade better".